Pan Orient Energy Corp. has provided an operational update for its Thailand assets.
NSE-B1 appraisal well (60% Working Interest and Operator)
The NSE-B1 well has been drilled to a total measured depth of approximately 822 meters (approximately 713 meters TVD) at a subsurface location approximately 100 meters south of the NSE-B drilling pad and across a large fault and at the ultimate crest of the NSE central fault compartment. Approximately 87 meters of total volcanic section was drilled.
The well tested at a stabilized rate of 2,650 bopd with a 0.1% water cut. Flowing casing head and tubing head pressures were 190 and 130 psig, respectively, on 48/64" choke settings. Upon completion of the drilling of B1, the rig was moved to the NSE-D1 drilling location.
NSE-A4 appraisal well (60% Working Interest and Operator)
The NSE-A4 appraisal well has reached a total depth of 787 meters TVD after penetrating the top of the target volcanic reservoir at 730 meters TVD. Severe mud losses were encountered while drilling, indicating extensive fracturing. Testing is anticipated to be completed within the next 10 days at which time test results will be announced. Upon completion of the current operation, the rig will be moved to the NSE-C1 well location which is 1,000 meters east of the NSE-B drill pad and targeting an area of possible reserves as defined in the year end 2007 NI 51-101 compliant reserves report.
NSE-D1 appraisal well (60% Working Interest and Operator)
The NSE-D1 appraisal well, located approximately 455 meters north of the NSE-B drill pad, is currently drilling ahead at a depth of 645 meters true vertical depth. Drilling is anticipated to be completed within 10 days.
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